Major winter storm will likely miss Cortland

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Depending on your preference for winter weather, you are either excited or disappointed to learn that the first significant winter storm of the season is expected to only leave a light dusting of snow across central New York.

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A powerful winter storm is forecast to move up the East Coast Friday night and spread heavy snow across the region. A blizzard watch has been issued for Long Island through the Washington, D.C. area.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Binghamton appear confident that storm will have little impact on upstate New York, though parts of northeastern Pennsylvania east through Sullivan County could get significant snow totals.

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Preliminary snow totals for parts of central New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Cortland County is expected to get less than an inch of snow, though snowfall totals are likely to change significantly over the next 24 to 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

The winter storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, according to The Weather Channel.

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